36-Year-Old Billings Man Dead After Officer Involved Shooting
UPDATED: 9:10 am on Tuesday, May 24, 2022
The Billings Police Department has released more information regarding the officer-involved shooting on Monday night (5/23).
According to a press release from Lt. Lennick, officers responded to the Ledgestone Hotel at 4863 King Avenue East around 11:19 pm last night for a report of a male assaulting a woman with a firearm.
Before arriving on the scene, Billings Police officers were given a description of the suspect's vehicle and located the man shortly after. The suspect then "failed to stop for officers and a pursuit was started," according to Lt. Lennick.
The suspect's vehicle became disabled at Fireside Lanes on Industrial Avenue, and Billings Police say he was "armed and non-compliant."
Lt. Lennick said in the press release that 6 Billings Police officers and one Montana Highway Patrol trooper were involved in the shooting.
The 36-year-old man was from the Billings and Hardin area and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Billings Chief of Police St. John will have a press conference regarding the officer-involved shooting today (Tuesday 5/24) at 11 am.
We will have a follow-up story following Tuesday's news conference.
One man is deceased following a shooting on the southwest end of Billings late Monday night.
According to the post on the @BillingsPD Twitter page, Billings Police officers responded to the 4800 Block of King Avenue East at 11:19 pm Monday night (5/23) where a male suspect was reportedly assaulting a female with a firearm.
Before officers arrived, the male suspect fled in his vehicle to the 1400 block of Industrial Avenue where a shooting took place.
Billings Police Lt. Lennick reported via Twitter that the suspect is deceased and has been identified as a 36-year-old man from Billings. No name was provided in the post.
Detectives are currently on the scene of the shooting and an investigation is ongoing, according to Lt. Lennick.
This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.